This International Migrants Day we recognise and celebrate the contributions of refugees and migrants to the UK society. Alazar, an engineer and activist from Eritrea, was forced to leave his home country and flee to the UK simply for doing the right thing: standing up to injustice.
As a passionate supporter of democracy and as someone who wanted a career in politics, the conditions of her bail meant Pam had to make an impossible choice. Either give up all her dreams and aspirations and stay in Thailand; continue campaigning for democracy and face a 10-year sentence; or leave the country and everything she knew and loved behind.
Yusuf is a human rights lawyer from a Kurdish city in south-eastern Turkey. He has recently been able to requalify as a human rights lawyer in the UK, thanks to a bursary grant from Prisoners of Conscience. Growing up in a Kurdish city in Turkey isn’t easy. The ethnic Kurdish Read more…
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When threats against you and your family force you to flee your home in search of safety, it can be hard to readjust – and even harder to find meaningful employment, as Sobia from Pakistan was to discover. But thanks to Prisoners of Conscience and our bursary grants scheme, she was able to turn her life around